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in the rocket fire between israel and hamas. cease fire efforts begin to gain momentum. israel says it has launched nearly 200 air strikes against targets in gaza. gaza says 12 people were killed there today. so far 42 palestinians have been killed as well as 3 israeli civilians since the fighting began. >>> there's no indication that either side intends to back down. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up this anti-missile battery intercepted a long range rocket fired gaza. five such batteries are being deployed as three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas the israelis struck the movement of the prime minister overnight. attacks were aimed at other parts of the political structure including a building where the cabinet meet. gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. more than 40 palestinians have been killed. at least half of them civilians including women and children. this girl who was pulled from the rubble appears to be alive. hamas released this video they claimed was their rockets being launched. apartment buil
. >>> the cease fire between israel and hamas has survived their first 24 hours. they explain with both parties and what they have to do now to ensure that a truce remains in effect. palestinians are celebrating the end of the worse fighting for years. they say it's safe enough to fill the streets again. they are digging out, cleaning up, burying their dead. a fragile truth is holding and in the eight days of fighting between israel and hamas that have killed all those israelis. thousands of the soldiers deemployered to the gaza border for a possible ground invasion have pulled out. bringing many palestinians relief. >> i just put faith in the people that they are also going to hold up their end of the cease fire. >> reporter: they promise to stop firing rockets, and israel says they will end air strikes in egypt on the border restrictions that have crippled their economy. it underscores the group's new deterrent power. saying i want to say to the palestinian people at the west bank and everywhere that the option of invading them on this victory is gone and they will never return. but the israe
of time we'll be dealing with it has. israel has killed the leadef hamas' armed wing. this video released by the israei army shows the moment a mise >>> a torrid set of air strikes by israel has killed the leader of hamas's armed wing. the moment a missile hit the commander's vehicle in gaza is caught on tape. more than 50 air strikes were launched. president obama spoke with the leaders of israel and egypt. he reiterated america's support for their right to defend themselves. >>> it was president obama's first news conference since being reelected, and it was personal. the cbs reporter daniel nottingham reports the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya has sparked a nasty political battle in washington. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: at his first news conference since his reelection, the president defended un ambassador susan rice. senators john mccain and lindsey graham say they will block her elevation to secretary of state because of comments she made days after the attack on the consulate in libya. >
and recently filed for bankruptcy. >>> israel has stepped up its air assault. war planes bombed hamas government and security compounds. israel is sending more reservists to the border, and everyone is waiting are if israeli troops to invade. hamas is lobbing more rockets into israel that randed near -- landed near tel aviv and judge oors -- jerusalem. how the events a world away are playing out here. >> both sides are locked in passionate protests that are escalating with the growing violence abroad. and a ground-swell of pro-palestine supporters in san francisco for the second day in a row. [ crowd noise ] >> reporter: like the fight over abortion and same-sex marriage, all too often there is little middle ground when it comes to israel and palestine. >> the people on one side of the street are screaming for the elimination of the israeli state and calling us commies. >> it's really very hard to understand this. >> reporter: the scale of these protests outside the israeli consulate in san francisco speaks volumes. small clusters of activists outnumbered by those who support palestin
conflict. >>> israel and hamas trading battles. the fighters sent nearly 100 rockets into israel. the military responded with several air strikes killing 38 palestinians. and that now makes 111 palestinians and three israelis that were killed since last week's violence erupted. >>> they have been fending off some of those rockets with something called the iron dome. the radar tracks the incoming rockets and then they fire missiles to intercept them. and the u.s. taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars for them, helping israel get the iron dome into the field. and israel claims that they hit their targets 90% of the dime. iron dome uses about 50,000 missiles to knock down rockets that cause as little as $100,000. >>> and a closer look at the depth and destruction. >> and the hospital at gaza this morning as bodies were killed yesterday in the air strike brought out to be buried. and the four children, they died along with their mother and four other family members when their three-story home was hit by an israeli air strike. the husband and father who lost their famil
a cease fire between israel and hamas. what happens in egypt will have consequences beyond its borders. it continues to mediate israel's cease fire in hamas. what will happen to the truce? >> a natural gas explosion destroyed two buildings in massachusetts. the blast sent bricks and glass flying through springfield about 90 miles west of boston. the blast was so loud it was heard from miles around. >> i jumped. i could feel the garbage cans move next to me. i new where it came from. i could tell it came from this part of the city. >> firefighters were investigating a gas leak 40 minutes before the explosion. firefighters and utility workers were injured but no fatalities. cause is under investigation. >> on the run. the fbi nabbed one of its ten most wanted. he's wanted for murdering four people in l.a. county. including his exgirlfriend who he also allegedly kidnapped and raped. >>> a santa cruz police officer fights for his life and it's all caught on camera. a man getting ready for the holidays watched this brawl unfold yesterday. the unidentified officer was trying to arrest lawren
live, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> hamas deployed more police to the gaza border with israel. the rare move by the group in control of the gaza strip followed intervention by egyptian mediators. they urged both sides to preserve the truce that ended eight days of fierce exchange of fire between israel and hamas. the extra police presence is intended to keep gaza residents away from the fence that is secured by israeli soldiers. >>> protestors are once again gathering tahrir square in cairo. people are angry about president mohammed morsi giving himself nearly absolute power. as cbs 5 reporter ines ferre tells us -- >> reporter: demonstrators ran from egyptian police who launched tear gas cannisters into the crowd. it's the second day of protests over president morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers which exempt him from judicial oversight. there were clashes outside the high court in cairo. and inside, at least 150 judges, lawyers and prosecutors demanded morsi withdraw his declaration. morsi's power grab came one day after winning international praise for helping broker a cease fire
had an infrastructure of hamas electronics communication on the roof. >> reporter: another building which houses offices used by foreign journalists including cbs news in gaza also came under attack early this morning. hamas kept up its attacks on israel, too, launching rockets from inside gaza from this morning and into the night with another attempted attack on tel aviv. palestinians told us the past 24 hours have been the most intense in terms of attacks since fighting began five days ago and tonight they're bracing for worse to come. the explosions continue here in gaza city. you hear the roar of fighter jets overhead followed by these explosions and you may be able to hear the sounds of drones flying above us. never stop, but we've also seen rockets launched toward israel from gaza. we counted five or six of them judging from the smoke trails as they headed toward israel. charlie daggett of cbs news in gaza city. >> as charlie mentioned, the media covering stories like the conflict in the middle east can often be caught off guard. watch what happens to correspondent anderson co
day in a row. met by the blast of missiles launched. death is in the streets here. hamas dragged the body of a suspected traitor. they are getting out in droves. images of fear that belie any talk of a cease fire. open to dipplomacy, they met, but prepared for war. >> they will have to take whatever action necessary to -- action is necessary to defend its people. >> hillary said there can only be one goal. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and pal tinnians alike. -- palestinians alike. >> reporter: an uncertain path to peace and with mounting casualties on both sides, a far cry from the grim reality on the ground. >> secretary clinton is expected to speak with the palestinian leaders on the west bank and with egyptian leaders in cairo. >>> five-star meals, top shelf liquor and first class flying. how does a law maker respond to allegations he misused public money. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political living you continue to read about in the -- living you continue to -- lynching you continue to
-fire will actually last. if hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> when they still have them, they might use them. >> reporter: just this clear, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to israel to help promote peace. with the conflict never ending, i asked if american money is going to waste. >> america is investing in maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: the u.s. has given money albeit much less, almost $200 million to the palestinians. about you that money only goes to the palestinian authority in the west bank, and not to gaza. >>> tonight, the woman who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack spoke directly to her critics. for weeks, un ambassador susan rice has been attacked by john mccain for participating in what he describes as a cover-up. >> the president and this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack. rice is being considered for secretary of state, and some rep
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